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The Skin Care Forum  is an informational service for cosmetic professionals which deals with various topics including the composition, structure and efficacy of cosmetic products and new developments in the area of active ingredients. The Skin Care Forum also features articles on cosmetic legislation, development, formulation technology, test methods, product performance, and specific market segments, thus displaying this expertise in numerous fields.


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Dermal absorption of hazardous compounds – A challenge for the ...

May 2015

Michael Bader, Axel Schlieter
Apart from inhalation, dermal absorption is one major route of exposure to hazardous compounds in the work area. More than a third of all chemicals regulated in Germany by limit values in air are designated ‘H’ substances, an assignment equivalent to the more commonly used terminus ‘skin notation’. In these cases, dermal absorption may result in the uptake of a toxicologically relevant dose under ...

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Natural & organic cosmetics – consumer insights and innovation

March 2015

Imogen Matthews
Renewed launch activity and consumer interest in natural and organic cosmetics suggests that the category is in good shape after a long period of uncertainty due to the economic downturn. Consumers are becoming more concerned about the ingredients in their cosmetics and searching for natural alternatives to traditional mainstream formulations.

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The Easy Way to Make a Sunscreen

January 2015

Uli Osterwalder, Stéphanie Acker, Matthias Hloucha
This article presents easy ways to develop sun care formulations with the best UV filters and key ingredients while using innovative tools to develop innovative products that meet the latest regulatory requirements as well as consumer wishes.

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